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PrayerThe pull of the sensual is strong, my Lord. The pull of the world is overwhelming.

Pull harder, Lord. Pull me toward you. Don’t wait for me to accept your Grace. Hit me over the head with it if you have to.

It is impossible to understand this: I have an immense attraction for the world, and a simultaneous aversion to it. I want it terribly, and I hate the wanting. Because I know that it is empty, that it cannot give me one iota of happiness.

But the mind is a restless, treacherous rascal. He will lead me astray by any means possible. And he loves the world, loves it so dearly. All the ups and downs, wins and losses, joys and sorrows. He loves the whole stupid mess of it.

Don’t ask me to train him, Lord. Don’t be that demanding. You’re the only one he’ll obey. You set him straight, Lord. You put him on the right path and keep him there.

I’ll sit here and watch, admiring your artistry.

Peace, peace, peace be unto all.

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FireMay God, my all, my one true love, though your flame burns always within me, I am blind to its light and chilled by the frigid world.

Set ablaze the fire of devotion in my heart and the fire of knowledge in my head, that I may endure the world and see through the darkness of ignorance.

May my love for you light a pyre beneath the ego, and reduce to ash the selfish clinging that keeps hidden from me your precious face.

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Will of My Will

O, blessed refuge of all beings, grant that I may abandon my will and serve only yours.

May I move as you will, Speak as you will, Love as you will, Desire as you will. May I give myself wholly to your way. For only through you is righteousness found; Only through you is goodness done; Only through you are desires satiated; Only through constant remembrance of you does all suffering come to an end. You are the King of Kings, God of Gods, The soul of the universe, And my very own Self. Blessed am I, truly, to bree able to worship you. Blessed are all beings, in time, because of you. Peace, peace, peace be unto all.

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